The worst-kept secret in sports

Yeah, it’s Thunder.

And, well, I promised myself I wouldn’t say “Meh.”





10 comments

  1. CT »

    3 September 2008 · 6:39 pm

    How’s this for a “meh”: The page’s title tag? As of this writing, it still reads “Seattle SuperSonics” — oops.

  2. CGHill »

    3 September 2008 · 6:52 pm

    Yep. It doesn’t change until the Flash stuff is loaded. I keep wondering if that’s deliberate.

  3. CT »

    3 September 2008 · 7:01 pm

    Well, now that’s the case. But I swear, it wasn’t so half an hour ago — I was control-refreshing and everything, and “Seattle SuperSonics” remained.

    Not quite as surprising, nba.com/sonics does redirect to the Thunder page.

  4. CGHill »

    3 September 2008 · 7:05 pm

    There are still scripts on the page with names like “sonics.js”; after all, the team’s Web developer is based in, um, Seattle, and I’m not one to reinvent the wheel just because it’s spinning somewhere else.

  5. fillyjonk »

    3 September 2008 · 8:11 pm

    I just hope, for the sakes of all the gents in the audience, that the cheerleaders are not known as the “Thunder Thighs.”

  6. CGHill »

    3 September 2008 · 8:16 pm

    Perish the thought.

  7. Dan B »

    3 September 2008 · 9:47 pm

    Forget tags and esoteric crap like that, the background pictures still show players in Sonics uniforms.

  8. Population Statistic »

    3 September 2008 · 10:46 pm

    THUNDER-SUCK

    Goodbye SuperSonics, hello Thunder. As in Oklahoma City Thunder, the new name of the National Basketball Association franchise formerly based in Seattle.
    Chaz won’t say it, but I will: Meh. And furthermore, blech!
    I mean, come on. Can you get an…

  9. Dwayne "the canoe guy" »

    4 September 2008 · 8:16 am

    KTOK was taking suggestions for the cheerleaders. Once caller almost made me wreck my car when he suggested calling them the “Clap”

    as in “Thunder-clap”

  10. fillyjonk »

    4 September 2008 · 10:43 am

    Wow, that’s gotta be a case of the mouth going into gear before the brain is fully engaged…

    “Up Next: the Jacksonville Mystery Rash Dancers!”

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